And wonderful musicians and comedians!
and the same old wonderfully funny songs!
Some pictures here
Starting up in 2017 at the West End Lounge in Upper Manhattan, Reverend Mary’s Blues Jam, a lively, interactive event, gained success and momentum. The show is now branching out to Brooklyn, at Freddy’s Bar & Backroom, 627 5th Ave, in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday, May 5 at 11:00 PM.
Born and bred Brooklyn native Mary Elizabeth Micari, in the guise of her bluesy alter-ego, Rev. Mary Whitebush, spouts racy rhymes and sings titillating tunes featuring the Rev.’s choir of bodacious burlesque babes. Rev. Mary and her all-boy band are Dan Furman on piano, A.C. Weingarten on drums, and Mario Claudio with back-up vocals. The Rev. Mary serenades the crowds with a litany of saucy songs with suggestive lyrics written in a time when the double entendre was the only way to get a point across. She also introduces guest burlesque artists and welcomes musicians and singers up on stage to add to the fun.
In the months since its inception, the Blues Jam has presented numbers provided by guest artists, including guitarist Alan Lighty (now a Jam regular with an album coming out shortly); Ron Zoni on ukulele and drums; and singers, bluesman George Dixon (another Jam regular); cabaret cut-up Emmy Pai; rocker Jen Bush; and many others.
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Freddy’s Bar & Backroom is located at 627 Fifth Ave. between 17th and 18th streets Brooklyn, NY, 718-768–0131
We have been playing in bars, clubs and cabarets in NYC for almost two years. Everywhere we go people ask for an album. We want to get into the studio and really get these old, funny, dirty, hokum, vaudeville tunes down. Its about MORE than getting us on recording, which is really important but also to make this music, much of it forgotten available to others not here! How wonderful to be able to spread this work and these songs and revitalize them, fill them with light and life again! We would like to get going by Fall 2018. If you can help a little or a lot you will be doing a service to us as musicians and singers but also to history and music! Some of these songs are over 100 years old and they are as funny and smart as they were then. Help preserve. If you do help we will be so very grateful to you! You will be giving us all and these songs a change to thrive. Blessings.